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Tephritis pura (Loew) - Tephritis pura

Tephritis pura (Loew) - Tephritis pura
Port Sanilac, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
April 18, 2010
Size: ~5 mm
I keyed this out to be Tephritis pura (Loew). Would be a first for BugGuide.

Changed the picture, this one is way better.

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Moved
Moved from Fruit Flies. Allen Norrbom thinks it is T. pura. He also notes that the wing illustrations for pura and michiganensis in the handbook may be reversed.

Tephritis pura or michiganensis
While this keys to pura in the key to species of Tephritis, I can not distinguish it from michiganensis. To my eye figure 434 for T. michiganensis keys to T. pura; it has a small second hyaline spot in r1 as in pura and that spot is the character used to separate them. The text notes that the species are quite similar.

I will ask Allen Norrbom at USDA (co-author of the handbook) if he has an opinion. He has identified a few fruit flies here.

 
I see what you mean. But I us
I see what you mean. But I used that key too and at step 12 I saw that the second hyalid spot never extended apicad beyond the anterior extension of the dm-cu.

Thats how I got to T. pura and not T. michiganensis.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I'll check later.

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